Kitty and I bought some farro at the 3 Rivers Co-Op , meaning to try it while I was there earlier this month. She packed up half of it for me to bring home. I guess it’s a type of whole grain wheat. I don’t think I’d ever tried it before. It has a nice flavor and isn’t as chewy when cooked as the hard red wheat that’s easier to come by.
I cooked it in my steamer. I love whole grains, and having the steamer has made it easier to incorporate them into my diet regularly. They never burn or get dried up!
I had some of it with just a little grated Parmesan cheese for breakfast, and then made a salad with things I had in the fridge and pantry.
3/4 cup cooked farro (which is what I had, but a cup would be nice too)
1 can garbanzo beans (14 oz.)
1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped chives or green onions (or to taste)
2 Tbs lemon juice (or to taste)
1-2 Tbs good olive oil
Several shakes of powdered garlic (to taste)
Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
Toss it all together. Serve it with some greens and use the farro/garbanzo salad as a dressing. I had some arugula on hand, and that was a nice spicy accompaniment.
The leftovers tasted good the next day too!